How Losing SoundCloud Would Change Music

Micah Peters, The Ringer, Jul 12, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

If SoundCloud didn't exist, we would need to invent it. "Apple Music is filtered through artist curation; Spotify’s playlists are guided by label interests. Compared to the two, SoundCloud is something of a free-for-all — everyone and anyone can hear and be heard." That's what I have always loved about the internet and that's what is endangered by the increasing consolidation of online content into the giant silos we all know. We are in a golden age of music at the moment, most of it powered by indy artists, and it would be a shame to lose that. 

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